Xbox 1080, Microsoft to continue supporting Xbox 360 for three more yearly rotations
Xbox 360 - 2005-2016
The stage for the next generation of consoles has been set. The Playstation 4 will be arriving on November 15, and the will Xbox One be released a week afterwards on November 22, both releases basing their strategy around Black Friday, the now infamous day after Thanksgiving where prices plummet down to nothing as well as the rushing consumers' sense of humanity and courtesy towards one another.
But with all these people gobbling up all of the most recent news breaking out about the new consoles like an endless appetizer, just waiting to get their hands on the main course, they're still some people out there who are apprehensive of the hardware, and are wondering what's going to happen to the the plate that's already right in front of them, the predecessors.
Well for those who have already ordered the Xbox 360 or are maybe thinking of getting one, they won't need to worry about the console spoiling or being erased from the menu anytime soon. Over at the Citi Global Technology Conference this past week Xbox chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi stated that since its launch in 2005, the Xbox 360 has been a real money-maker for the company, putting at ease the costs of researching, manufacturing, and launching their next console, and it will continue to be a profit machine for Microsoft for at least three more years (if the console remains relevant to both the consumer and Microsoft's best interests for that long)
The Xbox 360 won't be just stagnant until 2016 obviously. Mehdi continued, saying that at least 100 games will be expected to be shipped for the 360 together as well as the Xbox One.
If the Xbox One's launch sales go as well as they predict, they also plan on setting multiple price cuts for the 8-11 year old console.
You can catch the rest of the interview here, where he proclaims that a digital-only future is imminent: http://au.gamespot.com/features/microsoft-talks-digital-only-future-kinect-and-why-xbox-one-is-worth-100-more-than-playstation-4-6413920/?page=2
I plan to go you to the verylast breath with the 360 becuase it is a great consle and I have no reason at all to by me an Xbone. I maybe will buy the Xbox One if a good reason comes along. And for the shits, best exclusive goes to Halo 3.
Honestly once the 360 and PS3 have become obsolete I will be backing down from future home console games and favour PC and nintendo gaming.
Unless microsoft or sony can pull off more games that have great gameplay, arcade style games, platformers, indie support etc... Then those two companies might be somewhat relevant to me.... But I doubt it.
Heck I could be off video games by 2016?
Considering the only thing of note released for the 360 this year was a so-so GoW entry, do you really think they have any games lined up for 2014-2016? Maybe, but I doubt it.
I plan on keeping my 360 as long as I can. I MIGHT get an XBox One after that.
Halo Reach or Fable 1... Wow... one of my favorites was last gen.... I'll probably keep mine until it breaks completely. Might even buy a new one to put my hard drive on since my disc drive is busted.
I dont know for sure, but I'd guess most of those 100 titles will just be watered down ports of their XBoxOne counterparts (minus your GTA Vs, South Parks, etc). People will buy the system... out of 25-30 of my friends poled who are above average in dedication to playing games to FPS-crazed. Only 2 of them had their fingers on the pulse and actually pay attention and keep up to date about the news of the gaming world. They didn't know/didn't care about what Microsoft was doing because they are comfortable with the 360 and Live and are just moving their way to the system within the next year. tho none of the them were in a rush to jump to the next consoles since Ghosts, GTA V, and Stick of Truth are on the 360.
As I use my Xbox 360's (I have 2) for more then just games, they will be used my me as long as the apps I have for them (Sky Go, BBC iPlayer etc) are supported.
Once the software is obsolete, then I shall have to look at future options. Although it seems that the TV integration aspects of the Xbox One have been only lukewarmly received at best, personally they are ideal for how I use a console.
lol Xbox360 for all your offline needs! oh man Don Mattrick if you only stayed long enough to see this.
Part of me thinks this may be a way to apologize for the PR mess they got themselves into with the Xbone announcement. Then again, they did say even before their 180 that if a person wanted to play offline then they should just play the 360, so maybe it was in the works the whole time.
Either way, it's not a bad move since not everyone who can afford an Xbone at launch can still enjoy the games. And with a 3 year deadline that gives people a timeframe to start saving up.
I don't get it. The XB1's on a slippery slope as it is. At this point, the only reason to buy one is because you'd want to play the games available for it, and even then, most of those games will also be on a 360. It's not that I don't see the logic, but they seem to have forgotten the PR disaster that is the XB1.